• baby getting head measured
  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
  • mom kissing smiling baby
  • nurse taking blood pressure
  • three older ladies exercising
  • immunization in arm
  • various foods

Bates County Health Center

Bates County Health Center was opened as a demonstration unit on April 1, 1975. A vote of the citizens on August 3, 1976 approved a mill tax for the continuation of the local public health agency. Since its establishment, the Bates County Health Center has been dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of the county. Although services offered have changed over the years, we still strive to fulfill the mission of public health which is to Prevent, Promote, and Protect our citizens.


Health Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours include remaining open until 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

Did You Know?

  • Ronald McDonald Houses are a "Home Away From Home" for thousand of families every year who must travel to the Kansas City area to receive medical treatment for a sick or injured child.
  • RMH creates a caring and uplifting environment and provides comfortable lodging convenient to a health facility.
  • In 2017, their Houses and Family Room provided comfort and care to 7,325 families as well as opened their doors to support over 60,000 visits from family and friends of in-patients at Children's Mercy Hospital.
  • The pop tab collections are to support families with children who stay at the RMH or visit the Family Room. Pop tab collections raised $12,000 last year.
  • You can collect your pop tabs and bring them to the Health Center and we will get them to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

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